In the mid-17th Century the painter Jacob van Campen was given the assignment to design a new town hall. The city council ... More
In the mid-17th Century the painter Jacob van Campen was given the assignment to design a new town hall. The city council wanted a grand symbol for their leading role in Europe at that time - Holland's Golden Age, as well as economic and civic power. The building had to make this clear for everyone to see. The Koninklijk Paleis became the biggest in Europe. In 1808 the building was 'transformed' into a Royal Palace by the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis, king of the region during the French occupation. Nowadays, it is still a royal residence. The Dutch royal family, the Oranje-Nassau's, receive royalty and dignitaries at the palace. The new king or queen also present themselves to the citizens of the Netherlands from the balcony of the palace.
We went a few weeks before Christmas so the entire area was quite festive. In front of the palace there was an ice skating rink w/a HUGE Christmas tree right in the middle. It was so worth the money (very reasonable). Music, everyone having fun, lights, hot cocoa, etc... The Red Light district,good eats & some great gift shops are just across the way so there's even more to do.
This 5 star hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, is set on the edge of the famous Dam Square, opposite
the Royal Palace. Numerous Amsterdam tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of the hotel, including the Royal Palace, ...
Opened in 1870, the family owned Hotel Die Port Van Cleve is a former Heineken brewery located behind the Royal
Palace on Dam Square and approximately 12 miles from Amsterdam Schiphol. The Royal Palace is across the street, Magna ...
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with pillow stage? The Flying Pig Downtown is the place to be, located right next to Central Station.We have ...
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